Little_Socrates's forum posts

#1 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

Not when there's an army of people violently threatening devs and critics and chasing them out of their homes for suggesting that games might be sexist or about things that aren't shooty/jumpy/swordy

The difference is that the moral panic isn't happening outside of games anymore, it's actually members deep within the community that are questioning how games impact their players.

#2 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

We could keep a community shit list. Just a list that shows how many people have filed complaints against any member of the community, perhaps even listed reasons (or categories for reasons) why.

#3 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

I look forward to watching this video when I have the chance.

FEZ may be the greatest game ever made.

#4 Edited by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@humanity said:

I don't think my statement of "parents should pay closer attention to what their kids are doing" is really that far fetched or requires any sort of hard evidence

Ah, but it does. The comparative in your statement begs the question, "Compared to what?" And if I might reach further, your conclusion is ultimately flimsy. One incident that might very well have slipped under the parents' watch is no case that they are not paying attention to what their children do (as many a parent of small children can attest), nor is it a case for greater trends about parental inattention.

Here's the sitch, though; one detailed account claims the murder had been plotted for months. Which means one of two things:

1) These girls are sociopaths and their visible mental states were not affected by supposed stalking by a mythical creature and plotting murder of a peer.

2) Their parents are inattentive and did not properly respond to children suffering from dementia, hallucinations, or warped thinking.

#5 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

I just realized that I just don't think I like Starbreeze. I don't really like the first The Darkness very much (though I think it's really neat,) I reviled Syndicate and Brothers, and Riddick has always looked boring to me. I prefer Darkness and Riddick to their stuff since MachineGames was founded, so maybe Wolfenstein would be up my alley, but man, I just can't stand those last two games.

#6 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

So far, with the exception of Ground Zeroes, I've gone disc every time. I'd rather manage the centimeter of storage space on my bookshelf than the several gigabytes of memory on my hardware.

That said, I've had like four games that were even available at retail on PS4, Ground Zeroes included. My next one won't be for months. Maybe Wolfenstein if it doesn't go on sale on Steam? Garden Warfare if it has 4-player local multiplayer on PS4 like it does on X1? If not any of those, there's a chance I won't grab a new retail game for PS4 this year. Maybe Destiny. I'd consider Daylight, Evil Within, or Far Cry 4 if I didn't have a PC. That's just where I prefer to play those games.

Not that it matters. Towerfall and Sportsfriends will keep me busy for months.

#7 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

Thank you for recording this. It didn't affect me so, but the comments always do.

#8 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

@grantheaslip: @mooseymcman: I saw that comment from someone else first, honestly, so I can't claim ownership. And I didn't say I think they are going to create a homophobic character, I'm NERVOUS they're going to make a homophobic character. The last game's only homosexual character was a rapist-psychopath, and then his rape victim is basically just acquired as "part of your friend-crew" and the issue never comes up again. Considering the numerous race issues in Far Cry 3 detailed countless times circa the Game of the Year 2012 period, forgive me for being nervous that they might be insensitive once more.

#9 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

@marokai: I honestly prefer modern Sessler quite a bit. He's fallible, he's extremely opinionated, and he's finally interesting for more than laughs.

#10 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

My nervousness on the Far Cry 4 art has nothing to do with race relations. Everyone I saw getting mad was simply terrified he'd either be an extremely homophobic depiction of a non-heteronormative villain or an extremely xenophobic depiction of the "foreign charmer" stereotype.

Personally, the best-case-scenario I see is that he's from a K-Pop boy-band style outfit and the fashion design is basically ignored.